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Location: Athens, Ga, United States

Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above. Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Happy Birthday, Dad!!

Just a quick update this morning. Ryan is feeling well with lots of energy. He is excited about the reading parade tomorrow at school. They have a big parade for all the kids who participated in the summer reading program. He is off to see Dr. Anderson this morning, and he and Will both have soccer practice tonight. Soccer was cancelled Monday due to the hurricane. We celebrated Les' birthday last night. He and Will helped me make a cake for him. They're good egg crackers!! All the kids took turns taking pictures. I think this one is Heidi's. Wish us luck this morning with good counts and no rise in his catecholomines. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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